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Boutique 1861

Friday, August 30, 2013


2.  Having to change perfect outfit plans because the weather forecast was wrong.

3.  Buying something that goes on sale the next week.

4.  Wearing an item you just bought to the same store, because they might think you stole it.

5.  Needing to wear uncomfortable underwear due to the dreaded VPL. 

6.  The dilemma between shaving your legs and wanting to show your legs.

7.  I will never be asked to take a streetstyle shot from Seattle blogger It's My Darlin'.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

My mom has been ordering clothing from the Victoria's Secret catalogue for as long as I can remember, and I myself can attest to their customer service, trusty shipping, and quality fit and fabrics.  

This Fall, they seem to be stepping up their game even further.  I want almost everything from the new collection.  There are a lot of leather pieces and luxe materials, and tomboy elements with a feminine silhouette.  It's making me look forward to the change of season!  I love sweaters and the layering options that cool weather allows.

I love how this leather detail is still rendered soft and drapey.

Subtle hardware and a sturdy heel.  Perfect with skinny pants.  And that eggplant/oxblood color is gorgeous.

I've been looking for t-strap flats for awhile now.

Perhaps I'll start embracing black more.  When it's a mix of textures, it becomes less austere and more visually interesting.

Shop the latest here!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I like the back detail of the straps.  It cuts down a little on the flowy-ness.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

These were part of the African art exhibit at SAM.  I thought it was really interesting how the shapes were strictly aristocratic European, but done in African materials.  Perhaps a commentary on colonialism or power struggle/identity.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Some time ago, I mentioned that I attended Akiko Fukai's talk on her exhibit, 30 Years of Japanese Fashion.  I was finally able to go see it myself!  It definitely tickled my inner fashion geek.


The above is part of the 2D to 3D series.  When laid flat, they are very geometric and origami-like, but when put on the body they have a whole new life and drape. 

Managed to snap these two photos before they told me to stop... sad T_T haha I really hope they don't hunt me down for posting these...

Inward Facing Girl managed to get a lot more somehow!  Click the link to see all the awesome detail shots.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Beaded t-shirt dress: Runway Paris brand, bought at Oh La La boutique on St. Laurent boulevard, Montreal

Can't believe I used to hate this song! haha

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Can't believe I didn't post this till now, but this is from my recent trip to Montreal!  My aunt took me to THE IT store in town - 1861.  This is a picture of the St. Laurent boutique (it's a bit bigger than the St. Catherine, with some more selection.)  They were serving pink lemonade and maracons!  Some of the best I've had, mind you.  The music was perfect as well.  I just love cute, carefully curated shops.

Its signature is a pink and black cameo.

 credit: thestylespy

1861's style is vintage, romantic, and feminine, but nothing kitschy (check out their online store here.)  It's like walking into a dream of lace and bows which in my opinion is heavenly.  If only I had a tea party or wedding to go to every other day.  Of course, there are some edgy pieces as well - you can't go without that in a fashion-forward city. 

I thought their marketing strategy was brilliant: they only keep about one of each size per item in stock in each store (one XS, one S, etc.) so the things fly off the shelves, fast.  That also means that you might be out of luck with finding your size on your visit!  However, because they're constantly rolling in new merchandise, it keeps you coming back.  Tricky, tricky.

I actually ended up falling in love with a dress (that I didn't see on my first trip to St. Laurent) at the smaller boutique on St. Catherine, so it might be worth a try to visit both.

If you're ever in Montreal, you need to check out 1861.  I would recommend going early in the morning, because the shops get REALLY busy in the afternoon.  Most boutiques in Montreal close early at around 5 or 6pm at the latest so you need to get a head start on your shopping day anyway.  The sales associates are bilingual, but you can practice your French if you want!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Apparently these hats are called 'flat tops,' because of their brims.

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